4 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

4 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

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4 days in Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Cairns
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Sydney

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Cairns

Cairns ©
A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
On the 15th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool and then relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner .

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in June, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach and then stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip builder .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. June in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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